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Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame

Next Month

Lehman, Others Be Inducted Into Hall

EDMOND—Dr. Paul R. Lehman will be among nine outstanding journalists honored during the 47th anniversary induction ceremonies of the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame.

The ceremonies will be held at a luncheon that begins at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, April 27, at the Nigh University Center at the University of Central Oklahoma.

Dr. Lehman became the first Black news reporter on Oklahoma City television in 1968 at KWTV (Channel 9), and the first Black professor at UCO in 1976.

Others to be inducted are James Beaty, managing editor of the McAlester News-Capital; and Steve Booher, retired from the Cherokee Messenger & Republican.

John Durkee, news director fat the University of Tulsa’s National Pulic Radio station, KWGS-FM, will be inducted, too.

Also to be inducted are Lis Exon, news manager and journalist of OETA Tulsa; and Carla Hinton, religion editor of The Oklahoman.

To be inducted, as well, are Randy Krebiel, government-politics reporter for the Tulsa World; Ralph Schaefer, veteran newsman for suburban Tulsa newspapers; and Gene Triplett, retired news, entertainment journalist, The Oklahoman.

At KWTV, Dr. Leman was reporter, photographer, writer, producer and weekend anchor and news editor. In 1969, he was co-creator and host of...

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